This is the tragic example of gun control. Washington D.C., New York, Chicago….. and most of these victims in Chicago are all teenage gang bangers. If the gov’t REALLY wanted to make a difference, they would go after the gangs and recidivists that make up the MAJORITY of our violent crime and murder rates. Notice the last paragraph of how murderers “got a break when the assault weapons ban died in the lame duck session of the legislature.” Way to be objective and use FACTS in your reporting….. -J.C.
The first week of Chicago violence is on the books, and the city’s killers are already on a pace to beat last year’s total of 516 and make sure the title of “Murder City” stays right here in the Windy City.
In the first six days of this year, 12 people were murdered in Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s Chicago. That’s two ahead of last year’s six-day total. And at two a day, it puts us on a pace for 730 this year, which would be our highest total since 1997. Six people were killed this past weekend alone.
Chicago already has notched twice as many murders as interstate rival Detroit, which experienced a 20-year high in homicides last year but is only up to six so far this year.
New York City, which had 414 murders last year despite a population three times as large as Chicago, didn’t have its first killing of the year until Jan. 3, when a 59-year-old Bronx woman was shot in the chest.